When Facebook posted a teaser last month for its next Windows Phone app update, many people became very excited. Facebook for Windows Phone v2.5 includes a number of features and performance improvements, headlined by people tagging and the ability to like comments. As of this morning, the update is finally ready for public consumption.
The full change log includes threaded group messaging, people tags in updates (although inline tags still aren’t supported yet), the ability to like comments, timeline management (e.g. delete posts and comments) via the press-and-hold context menu, an improved layout for comments on photos and likes pages, and active links in posts.
The update is already rolling out to users, but it’s possible to force the app to update immediately. To do so, simply find Facebook in the Windows Phone Marketplace, select it, hit back, and select it again. The “update” option should now be visible. Tapping the “share” option and clicking on the link will also force the update.
In other social networking app news, the Google+ app on Android has received a major update, adding a new design and support for Hangouts. Facebook has also released an Instagram-like Facebook Camera app on iOS, but many of these features already existed in the core Windows Phone OS and Facebook’s Android app.